Position Open with Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management

Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management–Position Description

Position Title: Regional Specialist

Location: Southern Indiana, location is negotiable

Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 based on qualifications and experience

Application deadline: October 15, 2017


Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM) is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, restore, and enhance southern Indiana’s landscapes by coordinating efforts to identify, prevent, and control invasive species. SICIM has entered into a contribution agreement with the USDA-NRCS to develop a local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) in every county in Indiana, and the full-time Regional Specialist position will be dedicated to the task of developing these local CISMAs in southern Indiana.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources field or equivalent experience.
  • Vehicle and valid drivers’ license – significant travel will be required.
  • Working knowledge of invasive species and vegetative management practices.
  • Flexibility to work irregular schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities within broad goals and objectives.
  • PC skills including experience with MS Office and social networking platforms.
  • Good physical condition – ability to participate in educational and work activities in natural areas with rough terrain.


  • Experience coordinating volunteers.
  • Project management experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Regional Specialist is to work with Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and other conservation organizations to develop CISMAs in Southern Indiana. The Regional Specialist will:

  • Facilitate and lead the establishment of local CISMAs;
  • Create awareness of the program among key target constituencies such as County Extension and Soil and Water Conservation District staff, District Foresters and Wildlife Specialists, park and highway department personnel, and the general public.
  • Tracking, reporting and follow-up on all aspects of the project including preparation of project reports.

Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Strengthen involvement and relationships with SICIM’s partner organizations.
  • Plan and facilitate events in cooperation with SWCD staff and other partners;
  • Help new CISMAs identify and secure local sources of human and financial resources;
  • Assist with training of Indiana Conservation Partnership staff;
  • Identify training materials and develop resource kits for local CISMAs;
  • Serve as a facilitator for local CISMAs;
  • Work with SWCD boards and other partners to develop opportunities and resources for new CISMAs.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Troy Hinkle at troy.hinkle@in.nacdnet.net or by phone at 812-882-8210, ext.3.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and three work-related references to Will Drews, SICIM Secretary, at: sicim.info@gmail.com .

For more information on SICIM and its mission, partners, and programs, please visit our website at http://www.sicim.info/ .

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